As if James Wan's schedule wasn't busy enough, the Mountain range and Prestidigitation The director is now preparing a new adaptation of Stephen King Salem lot.
The 1975 novel tells the story of a writer who returns to his childhood home on the Jerusalem Lot and discovers that everyone he knew is now a vampire. As fans will know, it was first adapted for television in 1979 by The massacre in Texas director Tobe Hooper, before becoming a miniseries in 2004.
Wan's regular collaborator Gary Dauberman is on screenplay while Wan, Roy Lee, and Mark Wolper are producing. Until now, the project has been without a director, but Deadline tells us today that Dauberman has also decided to get behind the camera. And while he doesn't have much experience when it comes to directing, he's best known for co-writing. That, Is: Chapter Two and Annabelle, among others, made the helm Annabelle returns home.
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Suffice it to say that Dauberman is a trusted name in the genre, and with Wan overseeing things from a production standpoint, the project should be in good hands. Of course, it remains to be seen who will stand in front of the camera, but with two bona fide terror powers directing the ship, an enviable cast will undoubtedly form.
The study will undoubtedly expect a ThatOversized here, especially given Stephen King's current fashions, and with Wan and Dauberman on board, they're certainly off to a good start. Fingers crossed, then, that Salem lot It turns out to be another impressive adaptation of the beloved author's work, and not another stinky one. Because we all know that things can go either way when it comes to movies based on the Stephen King books, right?